Photo by Jeff Barrett
By Mary Hart, USU Eastern Sports Information Contributor
The USU Eastern men’s soccer team took on the Truckee Meadow Eagles on Thursday. This game ended in another double overtime draw of 2-2.
The Eagles were able to take the early lead in the first half with a 1-0 score. The Lizards came back and scored two during the second half. Luckily, the Eagles were able to put another one in the goal to tie it up. The second half would be the last bout of scoring for both sides and the game ended in a draw after double over time.
The USU Eastern men’s soccer team then took on the fifth ranked Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Bruins Saturday. The Eagles fell to the Bruins 3-2.
This is the second time the team faced the Bruins and this game was a significant improvement from the first contest between the two programs. The Bruins had a slight advantage over the Eagles for about 60 minutes of the 90-minute game; the team still played very well and only allowed SLCC to score three goals.
During the last 30 minutes of the game, the Bruins became very tired and USU Eastern was able to possess the ball and get multiple opportunities on goal that would have tied the game and sent its into overtime; unfortunately, the Eagles were unable to connect.
“I’m very pleased with the manner in which my boys played today. I feel like they fought hard and the effort that they gave and that changes that they have made in the last week are a good indication that we are progressing. I’m excited to see now how well we do going forward for the next three conference games. We lost the game today 3-2 but it was incredibly close and we played very, very well,” said head coach Jared Woodhouse.
The men’s soccer team will play their final home game of the season this Saturday, Oct. 12 against Colorado Northwestern Community College at 11 a.m. on the Castleview Hospital soccer field.